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International children s games 2017

City hopes for children’s games success

Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 in Sports news

Young Coventry athletes and swimmers, will be competing in this year’s International Children’s Games (ICG) to be staged in Kaunas City, Lithuania from 4 July.

Doly Moch Mile

Kids raise thousands for Dol-y-Moch during Coventry Half Marathon

Published on Thursday, 29 June 2017 in Events news

£7300 has been raised by school children who ran the Dol-y-Moch Mile as part of this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.

Black youth theatre arts funding

£7.4million of arts funding for Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 in Arts news

Coventry has been boosted ahead of the UK City of Culture shortlisting as several arts and culture organisations have been awarded key funding status. Arts Council England has announced its new raft of National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) which means they receive funding and support to help ensure they can deliver art and culture in their areas.

Parking pricing set to change

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017 in Parking, travel and streets news

Coventry City Council looks set to approve changes in car parking charges for the first time since 2010.

Coventry to celebrate Armed Forces Day with 605 Squadron

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017 in Lord Mayor news

Coventry’s Lord Mayor is inviting members of the public to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June.

Cirque Bijou

Circus spectacular set for Godiva Festival

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017 in Events news

Coventry’s Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

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Howes Primary School wins Regional Sports Award for inspirational Deaf Tennis Club

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017 in Schools, libraries and learning news

A city primary school has scooped a PE prize for its tennis club for deaf and hearing impaired pupils.

UK’s largest connected and self-driving vehicle project ready for city streets

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017 in Community and living news

The UK’s first collaborative trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has been given the green light to move out onto city streets.

The Dene River Jazzmen perform at Allesley Hall as part of the Bands in the Park 2017

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017 in Events news

Week three of Coventry City Council's summer Bands in the Park sees the Dene River Jazzmen playing in the rear garden of Allesley Hall on Sunday 25 June and is FREE to attend.

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Leading ska and comedy acts named as Godiva Festival reveals the rest of its 2017 line up

Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 in Events news

Godiva Festival can now reveal the rest of its 2017 line up.

Finsbury Park attack and reporting hate crime

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 in Council and democracy news

Statement following the senseless attack on innocent people near Finsbury Park Mosque.

Bands in the Park 2017 special event to celebrate International Music Day

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 in Events news

This Wednesday, 21 June, sees an extra Bands in the Park 2017 event taking place in the War Memorial Park to celebrate International Music Day.

Coventry politicians seek assurances over high rise blocks in the city

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017 in Housing news

Leading politicians across Coventry have met with the chief executive and senior technical managers from WM Housing Group which has 17,000 houses across Coventry.

Heatwave advice for city residents

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017 in Health and social care news

With temperatures set to soar over the next few days and the Met Office predicting ‘heat wave conditions,’ people are being urged to look out for the vulnerable.

Early History and the Vikings - CPD event for teachers

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Services for schools news

Tuesday 4 July 4.00-5.30pm Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Coventry City Council supports National Clean Air Day

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Public health news

Coventry City Council are supporting the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday June 15th.

Trading Standards issue Hajj Fraud warning to Saudi Arabia pilgrims

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Trading standards news

Coventry Trading Standards have issued a warning to local residents who are planning their Hajj pilgrimage to prevent them becoming victims to fraudulent travel agents.

Bands in the Park

Sunday 18 June has the Bedworth Concert Band playing in Holbrooks Park

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Events news

Bring the family and enjoy great music in the sunshine in these lovely surroundings.

Farmers' market

Broadgate hosts the Farmers’ Market this Friday 16 June.

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017 in Events news

The Farmers’ Market returns to Broadgate in Coventry city centre this Friday 16 June and is always popular with shoppers and visitors.

Uni backs Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Events news

It’s just over three weeks to the Godiva Festival, and this year Coventry University is proud to be sponsoring the three day family event.

Jim O'Boyle outside Friargate

Financial Ombudsman Service set for Friargate

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Business and licensing news

A major national financial body is to locate one of its offices in Coventry.

Ofsted boost as Coventry’s Children’s Services starts journey to good

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Children and families news

Coventry City Council has vowed to continue its journey of improvement after Ofsted inspectors gave the authority’s Children’s Services a huge boost.

Nick Abell, vice chairman of Coventry & Warwickshire LEP, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Ian Harrabin of CDP, and Cllr Jim O’Boyle.

Coventry schemes awarded £3.7m loan by West Midlands Combined Authority Collective Investment Fund

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Business and licensing news

The new West Midlands mayor has welcomed investment by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for two Coventry city centre projects.

Coventry shop loses licence after illegal tobacco haul

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in Trading standards news

A shop in Foleshill has had its licence revoked after Coventry Trading Standards officers found illegal cigarettes hidden in a sewage drain and sweet jars.

UK Parliamentary General Election results 2017

Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017 in Elections and voting news

Labour held all three Coventry seats for the UK Parliamentary General election. And the last result was returned shortly before 3am today.

Trading Standards issue warning on Robbie Williams ticket fraudsters

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 in Trading standards news

Concert-goers are being urged to watch out for ticket fraudsters ahead of next week’s Robbie Williams gig.

Joint statement following attack in London

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 in Community and living news

A joint statement from the Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Skipper, Council Leader, Cllr George Duggins, Deputy Leader, Cllr Abdul Khan, and the Leader of the Conservative Group, Cllr Gary Ridley:

Social work to take centre stage

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017 in Children's social care news

A live theatre performance will be one of the highlights of a Council-run conference focusing on the very latest skills in social work practice for children and adults.

Events to be held during Diabetes Week

Published on Friday, 02 June 2017 in Public health news

Know Your Risk Roadshow in Coventry and Rugby will raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes

Betting shops

Troublemakers face bookies ban under new Bet Watch scheme

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 in Community and living news

A new police-backed scheme designed to cut crime and anti-social behaviour in betting shops has been launched in Coventry – and it means troublemakers face a city-wide ban from bookies.

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